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Jimmy Hall
and the Black Mountain Ramblers

About The Artist

Jim Hall and his band, known as the Black Mountain Boys or Black Mountain Ramblers, appear to have been a popular act in the Cleveland, Ohio area in the 1950s.

Tex Clark and Glen Campbell mentioned Jim and his group a few times in their regular "Letter To The Home Folks" column in Cowboy Songs magazine.

Jim and his group did a few recordings on the Blue Ribbon record label. One release in 1953 was "The Fliver Song".

Tex Clark was writing the column by himself later on and noted in 1956 that they was been appearing for at least three years at the Circle Star Theatre where a regular jamboree type show was held in the Cleveland area. They had also recorded the background for the tune "Hank Williams Isn't Dead" that was done by Denver Duke and Jeffery Null on the Blue Hen record label.

Later on Tex reports that Jim and his group were to record for Decca.

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs; No. 29; November 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, Connecticut
  • Cowboy Songs; No. 49; December 1956; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, Connecticut
  • Cowboy Songs; No. 59; January 1959; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, Connecticut

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